Kozhukattai is also called Modak. This dish is a steam cooked sweet dish. Modak is a famous Indian sweet, prepared especially on the occasion of
Ganesh Chaturthi. It is known as Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet. You can feel sweetness in every byte. This recipe is my mom's version.
Outer Dough Ingredients
- 1 Cup of Rice Flour
- 2 Tsp of Ghee/oil
- Salt as needed
- 11/2 - 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Coconut gratings
- 3/4 Cup of Jaggery
- 4 Cardamom
- 2 Tsp of Ghee
- 1/4 Cup of water
Making of Outer Dough
Put the rice flour in a kadai and dry fry till nice aroma comes out.
Remove from stove and keep aside. Boil 11/2 to 2 Cups of water along with
salt and 2 teaspoon of Ghee/oil. Pour this boiling
water in the fried rice flour slowly like drop by drop, then mix it using a wooden spoon.
When it is warm enough to handle, knead it with your hand.
|Boiling Water in Kettle|
|Making of Outer Dough|
|Press the Dough like this|
|Adding Pooranam in the middle|
|Close the edges to get the shape|
Making of Coconut Poornam
Put the jaggery in a heavy bottomed pan. Now add 1/4 cup water and
keep on low flame. When the jaggery completely melted, add coconut
gratings and stir well and then till it blends well and become solid. Add
cardamom powder and Ghee mix well. Cool it.
Making of Kozhukattai
Take lemon size dough and make a small ball by placing dough in zip lock bag with grease of oil in it as shown in pic. Slowly apply pressure with your fingers and make it like a small patty. Put one tablespoon of Pooranam in the middle of the patty, slowly close the edges to prevent the leakage of pooranam. It look
like half circle. Finish all the
dough and pooranam like above. Arrange all kozhukattai in a idly plate or steamer and steam
it for five to seven minutes. Kozhukattai is ready.
Prep Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Serves: 3 people
Yield: About 10 kozhukattai
- Do not steam it for long time as pooranam will come out.
- Make thin outer layers of the dough so that the kozhukattai are soft and gets cooked easily.